Tyson Fury had ‘web mesh inserted’ into horrendous cut above his eye that needed 47 stitches… but it has not affected sparring ahead of Deontay Wilder showdown
- Tyson Fury battled past Otto Wallin to win unanimous decision in his last fight
- He suffered dreadful cuts to his eyebrow and eyelid but managed to continue
- ‘Gypsy King’ has revealed he had web mesh inserted to make sure wound sealed
Tyson Fury had a ‘web mesh inserted’ into the horrendous cut above his eye after the Otto Wallin fight.
The ‘Gypsy King’ came through to win a unanimous points decision in his last bout but had to overcome the worst injury of his career.
After the contest he had 47 stitches to close the wound and cut man Jacob ‘Stitch’ Duran spoke about how Fury was fixed up.
Tyson Fury suffered a horrendous cut in his victory over Otto Wallin in Las Vegas
He told VegasInsider: ‘Tyson has had a mesh web inserted into his soft tissue where the cut is in order to strengthen it.
‘Whenever you put a web on something it’s only going to give it that additional support. But when I first met with Tyson, we went over the cuts and I saw immediately that the surgeon that did the work did a tremendous job.
‘Technology is reaching a point where it’s getting better and better.
‘The advantages is you protect it while also having the natural healing. I would think that the tissue is going to grow into the webbing, so now you now have an extra layer which will all mesh into one.’
Deontay Wilder has spoken about wanting to reopen the cut this Saturday in the rematch with Fury.
The ‘Gypsy King’ battled through and avoided the doctors calling the fight off
But Duran went on to say that there have been no problems with it in the lead up to this weekend’s huge showdown.
‘The cut hasn’t affected Tyson’s sparring at all. The first time I started to put Vaseline on him, he said nobody had put it on like that before as his brother used to do it – so that was an honour to me.
‘But you want to protect all the area, not just the cut. You just want to protect his whole face at all times.’
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